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Offline UMDNats

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Blevins Traded To Mets
« Topic Start: March 30, 2015, 03:41:17 PM »
http://curlyw.mlblogs.com/2015/03/30/nationals-acquire-of-matt-den-dekker-from-new-york-mets/?partnerId=as_was_20150330_42952926&adbid=582628459547000832&adbpl=tw&adbpr=39419180

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Adding depth to their outfield, the Washington Nationals acquired Matt den Dekker from the New York Mets on Monday in exchange for LHP Jerry Blevins.

den Dekker, 27, joins the Nationals after spending parts of the last two seasons with the Mets.

In 80 career Major League games, den Dekker is a career .238 hitter with a .325 on-base percentage and a .310 slugging percentage. He’s hit 12 doubles, one home run, stolen 11 bases and driven in 13 runs.

In 2014, over the course of 174 plate appearances with the Mets, den Dekker hit .250 with a .345 on-base percentage. During his time with Triple-A Las Vegas in 2014, den Dekker hit .334 with a .407 on-base percentage and a .540 slugging percentage.

A versatile player, den Dekker has experience at all three outfield positions in the Major Leagues but was primarily a center fielder during his Minor League career (446 games in center field).

A fifth-round selection of the Mets’ in the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft, den Dekker is batting .256 this spring with a .373 on-base percentage and a .512 slugging percentage. He’s hit four doubles, two triples and picked up seven RBI.

Blevins, 31, was acquired by the Nationals in Dec. 2013 from the Oakland Athletics, in exchange for OF Billy Burns. During his one season in Washington, the left-hander was 2-3 with a 4.87 ERA in 64 appearances (57.1 IP).

Offline varoadking

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Re: Blevins Traded To Mets
« Reply #1: March 30, 2015, 03:42:40 PM »

YES!  Great trade...

Offline blue911

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Re: Blevins Traded To Mets
« Reply #2: March 30, 2015, 03:43:16 PM »
Looks like Matt Grace made the 25 man.

Offline aussienatsfan

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Re: Blevins Traded To Mets
« Reply #3: March 30, 2015, 03:44:41 PM »
Jerry actually became reliable towards the end of last season but ill take that

Offline Monarch

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Re: Blevins Traded To Mets
« Reply #4: March 30, 2015, 03:46:17 PM »
bad timing. must have been well before Storen got hurt.

Offline NatsinFla

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Re: Blevins Traded To Mets
« Reply #5: March 30, 2015, 03:47:08 PM »
Are we planning on having the worst bullpen in baseball?

Offline houston-nat

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Re: Blevins Traded To Mets
« Reply #6: March 30, 2015, 03:47:28 PM »
Matt den Dekker is mostly cool because of his uniform. Sometimes "den" is all lowercase, sometimes tiny capital letters.

I assume this means that Michael Taylor is our starting CF and den Dekker is the 4th outfielder, until Denard Span returns.

Offline UMDNats

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Re: Blevins Traded To Mets
« Reply #7: March 30, 2015, 03:49:33 PM »
Meanwhile, Billy Burns is hitting .381 with Oakland this spring.

I know I was cool with the trade when it happened, but Rizzo blew it!

Offline WhiteWhale

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Re: Blevins Traded To Mets
« Reply #8: March 30, 2015, 03:52:59 PM »
Are we planning on having the worst bullpen in baseball?

If the absence of Blevins makes us that, we were in spitting distance anyway

Offline UMDNats

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Re: Blevins Traded To Mets
« Reply #9: March 30, 2015, 03:54:32 PM »
https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/582631698980057089

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For what it’s worth, #Nationals were NOT happy that Blevins beat them in arbitration, getting $2.4M instead of team’s offer of $2.2M.


Offline RobDibblesGhost

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Re: Blevins Traded To Mets
« Reply #10: March 30, 2015, 03:57:03 PM »
https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/582631698980057089



I've stayed out of this debate, but this certainly does make Lerner look cheap. Good grief...other teams and their players had much bigger differences and $200K isn't really that much.

Offline whytev

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Re: Blevins Traded To Mets
« Reply #11: March 30, 2015, 04:03:10 PM »
Meanwhile, Billy Burns is hitting .381 with Oakland this spring.

I know I was cool with the trade when it happened, but Rizzo blew it!

He's batting well over .750 in trades. I'm okay with that one. Burns would have been bottlenecked with Goodwin, Taylor, and Souza. That was before Taylor broke out and Goodwin suddenly busted. But still.

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Blevins Traded To Mets
« Reply #12: March 30, 2015, 04:04:11 PM »
https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/582631698980057089


That is lame. Blevins did his due diligence and won fair and square.

Den Dekker looks like a nice bench piece but I fear this weakens the bullpen even further.

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Blevins Traded To Mets
« Reply #13: March 30, 2015, 04:05:02 PM »
Looks like Matt Grace made the 25 man.
you mean Cedeno? :spaz:

Offline whytev

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Re: Blevins Traded To Mets
« Reply #14: March 30, 2015, 04:05:03 PM »
I've stayed out of this debate, but this certainly does make Lerner look cheap. Good grief...other teams and their players had much bigger differences and $200K isn't really that much.

It wasn't the money. It was that he wanted to represent himself because he's a giant nerd and publicly said it was enjoyable. I think it was because of the article. He is the only eligible person who didn't settle.

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Re: Blevins Traded To Mets
« Reply #15: March 30, 2015, 04:05:33 PM »
Matt den Dekker is mostly cool because of his uniform. Sometimes "den" is all lowercase, sometimes tiny capital letters.

I assume this means that Michael Taylor is our starting CF and den Dekker is the 4th outfielder, until Denard Span returns.

Charlie and Dave must be thrilled.

Offline HalfSmokes

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Re: Blevins Traded To Mets
« Reply #16: March 30, 2015, 04:06:25 PM »
It wasn't the money. It was that he wanted to represent himself because he's a giant nerd and publicly said it was enjoyable. I think it was because of the article. He is the only eligible person who didn't settle.

and, based on the result, he was right not to settle

Offline varoadking

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Re: Blevins Traded To Mets
« Reply #17: March 30, 2015, 04:06:46 PM »
I've stayed out of this debate, but this certainly does make Lerner look cheap. Good grief...other teams and their players had much bigger differences and $200K isn't really that much.

I think it's more related to Rizzo's ego than the Lerner's pocketbook in this case...

Offline whytev

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Re: Blevins Traded To Mets
« Reply #18: March 30, 2015, 04:06:51 PM »
That is lame. Blevins did his due diligence and won fair and square.

Den Dekker looks like a nice bench piece but I fear this weakens the bullpen even further.

In depth maybe. Cedeño is pretty much way cheaper Blevins if you think about it.

Offline imref

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Re: Blevins Traded To Mets
« Reply #19: March 30, 2015, 04:07:16 PM »
this probably isn't good news if your name is Nate MacLouth.

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Blevins Traded To Mets
« Reply #20: March 30, 2015, 04:07:44 PM »
In depth maybe. Cedeño is pretty much way cheaper Blevins if you think about it.

I don't see it. Cedeno has never delivered in the Majors. He's AAA fodder.

Offline whytev

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Re: Blevins Traded To Mets
« Reply #21: March 30, 2015, 04:08:57 PM »
and, based on the result, he was right not to settle

Sure but coming out and saying it was about the experience not the money...he did it for a lark. That's embarrassing. He'll be an agent one day. But they shook him loose for that.

I liked him. Good personality, fun in interviews and online.

Given that Cedeño was out of options it sort of makes sense.

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Re: Blevins Traded To Mets
« Reply #22: March 30, 2015, 04:09:20 PM »
this probably isn't good news if your name is Nate MacLouth.

Nope. Nor Tony Gwynn.

Offline whytev

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Re: Blevins Traded To Mets
« Reply #23: March 30, 2015, 04:10:52 PM »
I don't see it. Cedeno has never delivered in the Majors. He's AAA fodder.

Blevins spent the better part of last year and this spring pitching like AAA fodder. If you're gonna have a super LOOGY you can't rely on, don't waste 2.4 on him.

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Re: Blevins Traded To Mets
« Reply #24: March 30, 2015, 04:12:25 PM »